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in all his sympathies for those around him, so hopeful for the future.  That this I know too that he was suffering from a dangerous [indecipherable] arrangement.  I never thought of him as one likely to predecease myself & confidently indulged the hope of seeing him again.  This I shall never do in this world.  May God in his infinite [indecipherable] grant that I may do so in another & better.  There are very few men if any that I have loved better, and in truth I do not know that I have ever met any man more deserving of love.  I have never known any one man considerate of the feelings of others, more anxious not to give offence, or more ready to forgive others for their offences

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